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What Is Western Civilization?

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Veritas Preparatory Academy

3102 N 56th St

#100

Phoenix, AZ 85018

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Join us at NAS's first conference of 2018! We are delighted to partner with Great Hearts Academies in Phoenix, Arizona.

What Is Western Civilization?

Friday, February 9 - Saturday, February 10, 2018
Veritas Preparatory Academy
3102 N 56th St #100
Phoenix, AZ 85018


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Saturday breakfast, lunch, and dinner included

Early Registration (by January 15): $75

Student Early Registration (by January 15): $50

Late Registration (after January 15): $100

Student Late Registration (after January 15): $65

Current NAS members will receive a discount code by email for a $25 discount. If you are a current NAS member and have not received this code by 12/7, please email Ashley Thorne at thorne@nas.org.


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Conference Schedule

FRIDAY, February 9, 2018

If you are interested in visiting a class at Veritas Preparatory Academy during the school day on Friday, February 9, please let Ashley Thorne know by emailing thorne@nas.org.

4:00pm Registration open

5:00pm Welcome and opening remarks
Robert Jackson, Chief Academic Officer, Great Hearts Academy
Ashley Thorne, Executive Director, National Association of Scholars


6:00pm
Plenary Address: Training the Soul in Virtue: Lessons from the West
Rachel Fulton Brown, Associate Professor of History, University of Chicago

Dinner on your own (a list of recommended local restaurants will be provided)


Saturday, February 10, 2018

8:00am Registration and breakfast


9:00am
Plenary Address: Why Civilization, Not Culture?
Peter Wood, President, National Association of Scholars


9:30am
Panel 1: When Did Western Civilization Begin?
Paul Rahe, Charles O. Lee and Louise K. Lee Chair in the Western Heritage, Hillsdale College
Carol McNamara, Associate Director for Public Programs for the School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership at Arizona State University
Keith Whitaker, President, Wise Counsel Research


10:45am
Break


11:00am
Panel 2: How Does Western Civilization Contrast with Other Civilizations?
Bruce Gilley, Associate Professor of Political Science, Portland State University
Karen Taliaferro, Assistant Professor, School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership at Arizona State University
Robert Edward Gordon, Research Fellow and Lecturer, American Culture and Ideas Initiative at the Fred Fox School of Music, University of Arizona


12:30pm
Luncheon Keynote: The Lost History of Western Civilization
Stanley Kurtz, Senior Fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center


2:00pm
Break


2:15pm
Panel 3: How Should Western Civilization Be Taught?
Stuart Diamond, Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow
David Randall, Director of Communications, National Association of Scholars
Bryan Smith, Vice President, Great Hearts Academies


3:30pm
Conversations


4:30pm
Break


4:45pm
Panel 4: Western Civilization’s Relation to Aesthetics and the Fine Arts
Daniel Asia, University of Arizona, Professor of Music, Fred Fox School of Music, University of Arizona
Aaron Mobley, Professor of Music, Berkeley City College
David Rothman, Director of Graduate Program in Creative Writing; Director of Poetry Concentration, Western State Colorado University


6:00pm
Reception


7:00pm
Dinner and Keynote Address: The Art of Western Civilization: Democracy, Christianity, Individuality


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